Nov 4, 2006 3:23am
T-POLAR (Gary Spence): Procession EP [Thinner Netlabel]
Quoted from Liner Notes:
Gary Spence, working as T-Polar, is no stranger to the Thinner netlabel having graced listeners with his own unique and adventurous brand of dub, house, and funk variations twice before with his “Tonal Soul” EP (2004) and the full length “Red Machine” (2005).
The four-tracks comprising “Procession EP" are no exception to his unique repertoire of releases which include other virtual albums such as “Citezen EP“ (Electrotoxic), “Boobcube EP” (Epsilonlab), and “Butterducky EP” (Red Led) along with several physical releases including “Escort Girls” (12”, Modernism), “Department of Stealth” (2 x 12”, Morris Audio Citysport), and “Splatter-Haus” (12”, Karloff) in addition to having his tracks appear on numerous compilations and mixes on labels such as Thinner, Archipel, Electrotoxic, Site Records, Sonicwalker, and Zerinnerimg.
One listen to “Procession EP" and it’s clear that T-Polar demands that his music not only be danceable and listenable, but also just plain fun. Indeed the atmosphere conveyed is one of am entertaining evening at a club absorbing the steady succession of energetic sounds while in the company of like-minded friends and strangers.
The EP begins with the hazy murmur of chatty voices on the beat-laden “Boppers Union” where looped vocals, smooth pads, horns, and funky keyboards get the album off to a lively start. Continuing the relaxed mood of the previous track, casually conversational voices once again appear on the “Procession” followed shortly by the staccato of dubby chords, organ-like keyboards, vocals, drum beats, and the reassuring sounds of a receptive crowd.
Featuring beautiful looped vocals and ethereal keyboards, “Satellites” continues the EP as powerful bass lines and steady, complex beats establish a foot-tapping funk-infused rhythmic backdrop. The pace slows and the atmosphere mellows slightly as the down-tempo “I Got Time” concludes the EP. Processed vocals and rich, fluid chords initially greet the listener before shifting keyboards, looped background vocals, heavy bass, and solid beats make their appearance. /Larry Johnson/
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This post was modified by LAJ on 2006-11-04 11:23:20